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 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 18, 2017 

Volunteers restore rock work along Candy Point Trail

A solid piece of local history got cleaned up and clarified last weekend so people can enjoy and use it more in the present as volunteers from across the state continued work on the Candy Point Trail... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Electric City sets plans for tourism funds

Electric City plans to distribute $40,000 of its hotel/motel tax funds to a handful of organizations in 2018, the council voted last Tuesday night. Upon recommendation of the city’s lodging tax committee, the council voted to fund its lodging tax a...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

New ambulance rates adopted

The Grand Coulee city council last week adopted new ambulance rates for 2018, adopting slight increases and providing different rates for non-residents. Beginning Jan. 1, ambulance attendants will be paid $15 an hour for their services. The new...

 

Museum working on projects

The beginning of a new year... or is it the end of a year? Whatever works for you will work for me. The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City has had another successful year. Each year it grows a little, and more and more people are donating items...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct 19, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Ramona Hicks, interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center, will be our guest speaker. She’ll be...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/9 - A Bowen Street resident reported that sometime during the night a prowler entered their vehicle and took several items. 10/10 - An officer assisted Coulee Dam on a domestic call with a couple arguing about their children. The...

 

Newsbriefs

Two school boards plan joint meeting The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors and the Nespelem District board of directors will meet jointly at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Pepper Jack's...

 

Tons of food given out

Tons of food, including potatoes, lettuce, apples, baby carrots and fresh squash, plus frozen ground beef and more were distributed, Sept. 28 to 150 Grand Coulee area households in need of food assist...

 

Alumni association to meet Oct. 18

The fall meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 1 p.m., at Grand Coulee Community Church, 405 Center Street. The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the history of the no-l...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct. 12, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. This week’s program will be given by Angie Gates (Radiology Manager) and Penny Lewis...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/3 - A woman on Dill Avenue reported that her 31-year-old daughter was missing. - A woman given a ride to Safeway by a man she didn’t know told police later that she thought he was following her. She told an officer that she...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Local man drives over the edge

A local man drove over a steep embankment at an overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Friday night, surviving a 200-foot plunge down the hill. Christopher Coffey, 32, of Electric City, was ejected...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct. 5, at Siam Palace. Meeting begins at noon. Bob Valen is speaking about “The Bugs on Your Face.” Candidate Training Workshop Oct. 15 Thinking about...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/23 - An officer returning from taking a prisoner to jail came upon a two-vehicle accident near Coulee City. The officer took information, cleared the intersection and advised the county sheriff’s office and Washington State...

 

Driver goes over the edge

State Patrol investigators are piecing together the scene of a crash near the top of Grand Coulee Dam tonight. A driver apparently powered through the parking lot in the overlook just below the top...

 

Newsbriefs

Ambulance calls reported The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department made 44 ambulance calls in August, Chief Rick Paris told city council members last Tuesday night. Thirteen of the calls were in Coulee Dam, and 25 calls were in Grand Coulee. EMTs ma... Full story

 

Day is dedicated to cultural awareness

The Lake Roosevelt Schools hosted their seventh Cultural Awareness Gathering last Thursday, featuring immersion in a variety of aspects of Native American culture. Student bodies from the Grand...

 

Work can be a real grind

A Road Products Inc. worker uses a grinder to cut through the pavement of the runway at Grand Coulee Dam Airport last week along the lines of wide separations of pavement to cover major cracks in the...

 

Sixty-eight Years Ago

Pictured above is the outlet of the 12 discharge pipes from the pumping plant. The pumping plant site (dark) and the top of Grand Coulee Dam may be seen in the background. Discharge pipes have...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Dr. Adam McConnell, the new Family Practice physician at Coulee Medical Center, will be the... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/15 An officer found the door to a vacant business in Electric City open. The report stated that the owner of the building is deceased and it will likely be auctioned off soon. - A person from Continental Heights informed police that...

 

Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year

"It's my world." That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue. Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer...

 

Singer-songwriter plays local library

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis came to the Grand Coulee Library on Sept. 12, performing original and traditional songs in the folk tradition to a small audience. With his long beard, Loomis’ voice ranged from a low grumble to a howling falsetto....

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 21, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Guest speaker will be Molly Morris from CMC, who will be conducting a “Community Health Needs... Full story

 

Happy crowds attend Harvest Festival

With weather nearly ideal, despite a little wildfire smoke, moods were upbeat all around for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival last weekend. The event drew in 200...

 

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